Latex, or natural rubber, has excellent abrasion, cut and tear resistance as well as outstanding grip and temperature resistance from 0-300 degrees F.
- However, natural rubber has poor flame resistance. It is not recommended where resistance to oil, grease or petroleum solvents is required.
- Latex will withstand all liquids that mix with water, making unsupported types especially suited for general household use. Heavier versions will resist common furniture strippers without sacrificing grip or tactile sensitivity.
- Coated versions have crinkle finishes, making them the best choice for handling sharp-edged materials like glass and sheet metal, as well as lumber, stones and concrete.